Following years of recognition drought in All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), Malawi’s songstress Hazel Mak has made history.
The United Kingdom based entertainer was all smiles on Saturday night as she won a best African act in the diaspora award, at a glittering ceremony which was staged in Accra, Ghana.
The Malawian went ahead of seven nominees in her category to claim the honour. She won for her song entitled Jaiva which features another Malawian artist Tay Grin, and Zambian star Roberto.
Meanwhile, congratulatory messages are pouring in for the home heroin. Malawians are utilising all sorts of platform in expressing their happiness over the honour.
Here is a list of some of the winners.
Best Female Artiste in Central Africa-Daphne / Cameroon / Jusqu’à La GareBest
Male Artiste in Central Africa-Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz
Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa-Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna
Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa-Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom
Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa-Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz /Algeria / Bye Bye
Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa-Hamza El Fadly / Morocco / Ya Mraya
Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa-Shekhinah / South Africa / Please Mr
Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa-Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle
Best Female Artiste in Western Africa-Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / MaLo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz
Best Male Artiste in Western Africa-Davido / Nigeria / Fia
ALBUM OF THE YEAR-Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR-Davido / Nigeria / FIA
BEST AFRICAN VIDEO-Sesan / Gringo (Shatta Wale) / Nigeria
BEST AFRICAN ACT IN DIASPORA-Hazel Mak / Malawi / Jaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin
BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION-Guilty Beatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana-Nigeria / Akwaaba
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY-Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN DANCEOR CHOREOGRAPHY-Mr P. / Nigeria / Ebeano
BEST AFRICAN DJ-Afrotronix / Chad / OyO
BEST ARTISTE, DUO OR GROUP IN AFRICAN ELECTRO-Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft. Zanda Zakuza